Portable power banks vary in not only shapes in sizes, but in power and functionality as well. There are portable power banks that only allow a user to charge one device at a time, while others can charge two to four devices. There are also considerations as to the power bank’s power source. Most portable external chargers contain lithium batteries (mainly lithium polymer) that need to be charged themselves, by plugging the power bank into an outlet when it is depleted of energy. However, some models offer a solar portable power bank that uses the power of the sun to provide endless energy to devices that need to be charged. Keep in mind what your needs are as you go through the list of each of the portable power banks that have been deemed the best of 2016.
10. KMASHI 10,000mAh External Battery Power Bank, Portable Charger Backup Pack
This attractive black and red portable power bank made by KMASHI has a powerful 10,000mAh battery that can provide a powerful charge to your devices. Included in this device are dual-USB ports with 3.1A output and 2A input for Samsung Galaxy and iPhones, as well as tablets, iPads, and other electronic devices. This allows the power bank to charge more than one device at a time.
4 LED lights allow the user to keep track of how much remaining power capacity is left in the power bank while charging their devices. The ultra-high density battery cells make this compact battery capable of fast charging. The Super-fast charge output of 5V/3.1A through dual USB ports (5V/2.1A and 1A) allow for charging of multiple devices at high speed.
Included is intelligent power manage IC, which has overcharge protection and short circuit protection. This slim and powerful charger is perfect for travel, outdoors, camping, road trips, or any time that you will be away from an outlet for a long period of time.
This purchases comes with the 10,000mAh 2A input Fast Charger External Battery, 1 Micro USB Charger cable, a user manual and the device itself.
9. RAVPower Portable Charger 3200mAh External Battery Pack Power Bank with Ultra bright flashlight
This unique portable power bank by RAVPower not only provides a full charge for your smartphone or iPhone, but also includes an ultra-bright flashlight for emergency situations, outdoor use, or simply finding your car keys in your purse. The flashlight has 3 lighting modes: high, low, and strobe.This device comes in many attractive colors, so it is perfect for men and women; adults and children alike. While not a powerhouse intended for numerous recharging of cell phones and tablets, this portable battery is perfect for when your phone needs an emergency charge.
Built-in iSmart technology charges your device quicker than a standard USB output. The premium, grade A+ battery cells are certified for over 500 recharge cycles.
8. Intocircuit PC26000 Power Catsle 26,000 MAH External Battery for Laptop Tablet and Smartphone
This extremely unique portable power bank is made by Intocircuit, and has a huge capacity battery cell of 26,000mAh, which can provide 1 full charge to most laptops! It also provides approximately to most smartphones, making this powerhouse an excellent power bank to have.
The brand new, AAAA lithium polymer battery cell is the safest and most reliable battery cells on the market and can provide 1000+ recharge cycles over the course of the life of the battery.
This device is made of aluminum alloy and has a sleek design of brushed steel that gives this external battery an attractive look. The package includes the portable power bank, 12 connectors for most laptops, 10 connectors for phones and other devices, 1 DC power wire, 1 USB spring power wire, 1 18.5V 2A AC Adapter (a full charger only takes 5 to 6 hours using the provided charger. With all of these features and included accessories, this is an excellent and reliable power bank that anyone with laptop, tablet, and smartphone charging needs would love to have.
7. Anker PowerCore 20,100 Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with Most Powerful 4.8 output, Power IQ Technology
This next portable power bank brings portable recharging to the next level. Coming in white or black, this model made by Anker has the most powerful output technology of 4.8A, which is double or triple of most other batteries. With a PowerCore 20,000mAh, this is a high capacity battery cell that can be used to charge smartphones, iPhones, tablets, iPads, and additional devices.
Fast Charging Technology is provided via PowerIQ and VoltageBoost—this combination delivers the fastest possible charge up to 2.4 amps per port or 4.8 amps overall. The input is 5V / 2A.
Anker’s Multi-Protect safety system guarantees complete protection for your devices and for you.Included in this package is the Anker portable power bank, a Micro USB cable, a travel pouch, a welcome guide, and an 18-month warranty with customer service.
6. Geartist D28 Car Jump Starter 13,600mAh Booster Emergency Power Source Emergency Auto Start Power
This extremely unique portable power bank is unlike the others you will see on this list. This device is made by Geartist and is an upgraded car jump starter, whose power is much stronger than competitors in order to ensure one can jump large cars such as SUVs. This device is suitable for both gas and diesel cars, but not for big trucks.
This device can save you money, so you do not have to pay someone to tow your car, jump the battery, or ask for trailer service. The 13,600mAh high capacity battery is not only useful for cars, but it is excellent for smaller charges, such as cell phones, tablets, laptops, etc…
Yes, this is a true multi-purpose portable power bank that can do it all. The auto 12V emergency car jump starter and ultra-bright LED flash light for SOS signal is an excellent multi-tool on its own. Being able to use this power bank for laptops, cell phones, and tablets as well makes this the ideal external power storage device.
Each package includes: 1 Geartist car jump starter, 1 power supply clip cable, 1 power adapter, 1 car charger, 1 4-in-1 mobile adapter, 8 adapter tips for different laptops, and a user manual. You cannot beat this deal and the capabilities and accessories that come standard with this monster power bank.
5. Zilu ZLBPX 4400mAh Portable Charger External Battery Pack
This compact portable power bank by Zilu is an excellent small-power bank for iPhones, iPads, Android Smartphones, Tablets, and other mobile phones and gadgets. This devices comes in Black, White, and Pink, which can suit anyone’s style, and is ultra-compact and easy to carry in a pocket or bag.
This device has a 4400mAh capacity battery, which can offer an iPhone 6 Plus a full charge. For iPhone 6 and 5S, it can offer a charge and a half, and can provide a full charge to a Samsung Galaxy S5. This device is great for those who wish to keep an emergency power source just in case they need that extra charge.Zilu uses Texas Instrument Battery Management IC, which offers nine levels of protection. With low heat generation, this device also offers up to 93% energy conversion rate, which is excellent.
4.Anker 2nd Gen Astro E4 13,000mAh 3A High Capacity Fast Portable Charger Externale Battery Power Bank with PowerIQ
Anker’s second generation Astro E4 boasts a 13,000mAh capacity battery with the ability to charge an iPhone 6 five times or a Galaxy S5 over three times before needing to be recharged itself. This high-capacity portable power bank is compatible with just about every mobile phone and smartphone, as well as PS Vita, GoPro and other devices.
Using Premium LG cells, the cutting-edge circuitry and sturdy gloss exterior is reliable and safe. Included is an LED flashlight for emergency lighting or outdoor use. Included in this package is the portable power bank, a Micro USB cable, a travel pouch, a welcome guide, and an 18-month warranty with customer service.
This is a great powerhouse portable power bank to have in case of emergencies. Note, however, that it has one USB port. However, this port utilizes PowerIQ Technology, which allows it to detect your device and deliver the fastest possible charge with charging speeds up to 3 amps.
3. EC Technology 2nd Gen 22,400mAh External Battery with 3 USB Outpouts
Technology’s second generation portable power bank boasts a monster 22,400mAh battery cell which is highly efficient and offers the fastest possible current. This power bank is stylish and has 4 LED indicator lights to keep track of the power bank’s charge. There are also 3 modes to the flashlight, which offer an SOS signal, as well as bright and average light power. This device also comes in a variety of colors to match anyone’s preferences.
The rapid input charging is a DC 5V 2A input (2A charger is not included), which is twice as fast as normal 5V 1A input power banks—this saves 50% of your time!
This device contains a lithium-ion battery and built-in microchips to ensure safe use and a long lifespan. It offers 500+ recharge cycles over the lifetime of the battery. After 24 months, it has been found to maintain unrivaled performance.
Included in the purchase are: 3 USB ports (2.4A for iPad, 2A for Samsung Tab, 1A for iPhone) for charging three different devices at the same time. The 3 USB ports are compatible with almost all smart devices with an input of DC 5V.
2. PowerGen Pink External Battery Pack High Capacity 6000mAh Power Bank Charger Dual USB
This high capacity external battery pack from PowerGen has a 6000mAh battery, which offers 35 hours of talk time to your phone or 15 hours of video play back time for iPhone 4.
It also contains a dual-USB output to charge multiple devices simultaneously. Along with the dual-USB is an imbedded Micro USB, which means you need not carry a cable for Android phones.
This compact and stylish charger uses Samsung Grade A cells for reliability. Included are 4 LED indicator lights to reveal how much battery power is left in the portable power bank. A flashlight is included for convenience in dark places.
This package includes: PGMPP6000 White External Battery, 4 connectors for most phones, 2 USB power wires (27 inches and 7 inches), and a user manual. Coming in three different colors of Black, White, and Pink, this is a versatile power bank on the outside and in.
1. Power Bank, Vinsic 20,000mAh Ultra-Slim Power Bank
This incredible portable power bank by Vinsic is a mixture of sleek attractiveness, monster power, digital minimalism, and multi-charging capacity.
Coming in a variety of colors that will suit anyone’s style, this power bank can charge an iPhone 10 times without needing a recharge itself. This is due to the monster 20,000mAh battery, which provides the user with stable power supplies. Each USB port has a “Fast Charge” feature that can charge two devices at the same time.
The USB offers an incredible 5V 3.1A charger and is a universal fit for any iPhone, Smartphone, Tablets, iPads, cameras, game consoles, music players, and all brands of mobile phones. This incredible versatility makes this one of the best, lightweight, sleekest, durable, and powerful portable power banks one can buy.This device is safe to use and supports over- charged, discharged, voltage, current; as well as circuit protection, making sure that your devices stay safe. With a built-in LED indicator, it is easy to know the remaining capacity of the charge of the power bank, as the device uses numbers to indicate power availability.